Executive Director of Student Wellbeing and Violence Prevention/Senior Prevention Strategy Officer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Internal Number: 229197
Vacancy ID: NF0005910
The Executive Director of Student Wellbeing and Violence Prevention/Senior Prevention Strategy Officer serves as a leader in the Student Affairs division, tasked with the supervision, integration, and collaboration of three departments: Violence Prevention (with the addition of the Gender Violence Service Coordinators and their case management responsibilities), Student Wellness, and Campus Recreation. The role serves as UNC-Chapel Hill's principal convener and strategist on violence prevention and its critical tie to our student wellbeing resources, responsible for developing partnerships between and integration of the work of the three departments in the portfolio. The EDSWVP/SPSO will take a holistic, comprehensive approach to fostering student wellbeing through non-clinical physical, emotional, and psychological lenses and tying these areas to our institutional efforts to address, and educate students about, gender-based, relationship, and interpersonal violence. The EDSWVP/SPSO will guide practice, research, and policy regarding violence prevention (including issues of sexual assault and harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking), and supervise direct case management and support for both primary and secondary survivors/victims through the Gender Violence Service Coordinators. This position will also oversee prevention initiatives in the areas of alcohol and other drugs, campus wellbeing, and hazing prevention.
The position requires a highly collaborative and visionary individual to provide direction for campus-wide wellbeing initiatives for students and a pan-University prevention strategy that incorporates students, faculty, and staff. This position requires an experienced and proven leader, thinker, and manager with demonstrated ability and effectiveness in developing, implementing, and assessing effective, evidence-informed, and campus-specific strategies for student wellbeing and violence prevention. It also requires an individual with a background in designing and generating funds through the successful pursuit of grants, foundation-based resources, and traditional development efforts in order to create sustainable funding sources for the team's work.
The EDSWVP/SPSO reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team. Reflecting the role's broad campus leadership on student wellbeing prevention strategy, this position will engage and partner with senior leaders across campus and with other university divisions, including the Provost and Academic Affairs and Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance.
Education and Experience:
* Master's degree in Public Health, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, Counseling Education, Women's and/or Gender Studies, or a related field from an accredited college or institution. A PhD or other terminal degree preferred. * A minimum of five (5) years of experience in public health, health/wellness promotion, prevention, health advocacy, or a related field, including administrative and supervisory experience. * Previous experience in higher education and/or complex public organizations.
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